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You're Invited to Join Girl Scouts! 

Whether your girl is a dreamer, comedian, explorer, or something uniquely her own, she’s welcome at Girl Scouts! You and your girl are both invited to join us to meet other girls in her grade, try out some fun activities, and get answers to any questions you may have. 

For questions, contact Customer Care here or call 1.888.837.6410. Learn more about financial aid and FAQs on our How to Join page

Upcoming Registration Events

Kindergarten Readiness Series & Resources

Starting kindergarten is a big step, and you obviously want your girl to feel as comfortable and confident as possible from day one. Let Girl Scouts stand with you to support and inspire her as she makes new friends, meets new teachers, and tests out new ideas. 

Make New Friends, our girl-centered kindergarten readiness series are free and open to any girl entering kindergarten this fall. We’ll help prepare her for all the new friends, new responsibilities, and for the big changes school will bring.

This 4-part virtual series offered in Spring 2021 for Pre-K girls provides opportunities to strengthen four competencies as they enter kindergarten: Language and Literacy, Communication, Math Science, and Motor Development, and Social and Emotional Learning. 

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Session A—Tuesday 6:00-6:30pm | April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27
  • Session B—Wednesday 6:30-7:00pm| April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5
  • Session C—Thursday 7:00-7:30pm | April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13
  • Session D—Tuesday 6:30-7:00pm | May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25
  • Session E—Wednesday 6:00-6:30pm | May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2

Register: bit.ly/gswnyspringkseries

Want to learn more about our Make New Friends series? Join us for an upcoming information session:

Questions? Contact us at 1-888-837-6410 or join.us@gswny.org.

 


 

 

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

 

Girl Scouts is the Answer

Parenting today doesn’t necessarily look like it did six weeks ago, let alone six months ago. Girl Scouts gets that, and we see how much you’ve been doing to keep your girl active, curious, and happy through it all.

We're here to help—virtually or in person.

Think of the Girl Scouts Daisy program as your one-stop shop when it comes to building your kindergartener’s or first grader’s social skills, keeping her moving, and giving her an extra bit of stability in this ever-changing world. Whether she’s dreaming up a new toy, learning about bravery, or helping plant a garden, you can count on Girl Scouts to meet the moment, providing safe and fun activities while making your life a whole lot simpler. Gearing up for Kindergarten? Come back to register your girl on April 1. Current kindergarteners can join now!

What's Up, Girl Scout?

Join current Girl Scouts in Western New York LIVE on Facebook as they share their experiences. The girls will talk about their accomplishments, favorite memories, what they’ve learned, friends they’ve made, and so much more!

Follow us at facebook.com/gswny to see when we're live or check out past videos below:

Virtual Troops

What’s the benefit of a virtual troop? Make new friends from all over Western New York! Troops are a group of girls who have fun together, learn important life skills like money management and team work, and keep the creativity flowing! 

Attend one or more of the below troop meetings for your girl’s age. Do what works for you!

Daisy Girl Scout (girls in Kindergarten or 1st grade)

  • Troop 63455-VS | Tuesdays 4-5pm
  • Troop 60655-VS | Tuesdays 6-7pm

Brownie Girl Scout (girls going into 2nd or 3rd grade)

  • Troop 60521-VS | Thursdays 4-5pm
  • Troop 34475-VS | Thursdays 6-7pm

Junior Girl Scout (girls going into 4th or 5th grade)

  • Troop 31342-VS | Mondays 4-5pm
  • Troop 30558-VS | Mondays 6-7pm

To register, join Girl Scouts today!. When you get to the troop screen, use the troop numbers listed above with the right level.

Adopt-a-Cow

Join Girl Scouts and be a part of meeting our very own adopted cow at local Dutch Hollow Farm! We’ll name our cow, watch her grow and change, learn about how she spends her day, and see farm life up close!

In this series, girls will take virtual farm tours; send letters and pictures to the farm; meet the cow’s farm family; get hands-on and creative; enter national contests; and have monthly takeaways, challenges, and activities!

Adopt-A-Cow series topics will include:

  • Life on the Farm
  • Diets, Habits, & Roles of cows & farm animals
  • Working with animals in 4-H & county fairs
  • Pet care
  • Careers with animals and agriculture

Meetings are monthly from 6:00-7:00PM

  • November 19—kickoff and welcome
  • December 17
  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15

Register for Adopt-a-Cow: https://bit.ly/gswnyadopt-a-cow

Every girl will receive this cow patch mailed to their home after they register for the Adopt-a-Cow Series.

Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, & Junior badges can be earned through this series when you join GSWNY as a Girl Scout. 

Meet Frostee, our adopted cow!

Camp Information Sessions

Learn more about camp opportunities and our camp facilities.  We will provide a camp activity for the girls to do while we answer any questions from the adults on how to pre-register for camp. The first 75 girls that attends a virtual camp information session and pre-register for camp will earn a fun patch!             

  • Monday 4/05 @ 7-8 pm
  • Wednesday, 4/07 @ 6-7 pm
  • Monday, 4/12 @ 7-8 pm
  • Wednesday, 4/14 @ 6-7 pm
  • Monday, 4/19 @ 7-8 pm
  • Thursday, 4/22 @ 6-7 pm
  • Monday, 4/26 @ 7-8 pm
  • Wednesday, 4/28 @ 6-7 pm
  • Monday, 5/03 @ 6-7 pm
  • Thursday, 5/06 @ 6-7 pm
  • Monday, 5/10 @ 6-7 pm
  • Wednesday, 5/12 @ 6-7 pm
  • Monday, 5/17 @ 6-7 pm
  • Wednesday, 5/19 @ 6-7 pm
  • Monday, 5/24 @ 6-7 pm
  • Tuesday, 5/25 @ 6-7 pm

Register: http://bit.ly/gscampinfo-march

Questions? Email join.us@gswny.org or call 1-888-837-6410  

Visit our camp pages to learn more about our 2021 Summer Camp!

 

Spring Into Wellness

Fridays in April | April 16, 23, and 30 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The weather is getting warmer and Girl Scouts of Western New York is inviting you to our upcoming Spring Into Wellness series! 

Each week will feature a fun wellness activity and movie! Bring your favorite blanket, snack, and stuffed animal to the call as we learn all about wellness for our whole body.

Use the link below to register today. Anyone new who registers for Girl Scouts will receive a mini Girl Scout swag bag and a patch.

Note: This is an introductory event for non-member girls and their families. Girl Scout membership is $25 and troops are currently meeting virtually and in-person. Financial aid is available.

Register: bit.ly/springintowellness21

Questions? Call 1-888-837-6410 or email Join.Us@gswny.org

Unicorns, Rainbows, and Balloons

April 15, 22, and 29 OR May 13, 20, and 27 |  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us into a world of all things unicorns, rainbows, and balloons where your girl can pull all her own unicorn stuffed animals, pajamas, accessories, and clothes to show-and-tell while we learn some magical history, science, play games, and get creative! 

Girls will:

  • Create their own rainbow unicorn mask we mail to them
  • Make rainbows from soap
  • Receive a confetti balloon in the mail & learn the science behind static electricity and how balloons float
  • Play games and have a scavenger hunt
  • Make unicorn trail mix
  • And are encouraged to wear their favorite themed clothes & accessories

RSVP early to save your girl’s space as this event is sure to fill up quickly and supplies mailed to your girl’s home are limited. This is a free, multi-event silly series for all girls who are not-yet or brand new to Girl Scouts in the WNY service area (a month or less).

New Member Deal!

Thinking about joining Girl Scouts? For only $35, you can register with your girl now, and you’ll be set through September 2022. When registering, select ‘Extended Year’ as your Membership Year to unlock this deal. Plus you’ll receive an invite to an exclusive party in June and receive a unicorn gift sent to you.

Register: bit.ly/gswnyspringunicorns

Questions? Call 1-888-837-6410 or email Join.Us@gswny.org

Virtual Campfire

Thursday, April 15 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Get a taste of the camp experience from the comfort of your home through Zoom! We have an upcoming virtual campfire. You can attend free! 

Join us for: Songs | Prizes | Storytelling | Camp Q&A | & More!

Giveaways: 

  • Prizes will be given away in random drawings at the event for girl participants across our WNY council!
  • Thanks to a generous grant from the United Way of Rochester, girls in Monroe County will be entered in the drawings for our laptop giveaways!
  • To be entered in the giveaways, girls must be registered for and attend the April 15 event. 

Bring a friend... Earn a patch!
Invite a friend to our April 15 Virtual Campfire event and earn a camp-themed patch!

  • While pre-registering yourself, provide a name and email for a friend who wants to attend as well!
  • The friend can either be a GSWNY member who has never attended any of our summer camp programs before, OR must register for Girl Scouts for the first time on or before April 15, 2021, and participate in the April 15 Virtual Campfire event. 
  • Girls may invite up to 3 friends through the pre-registration form. Girls can earn a maximum of one patch (and must currently be a Girl Scout grade K-12 in western New York). Patch will be mailed by May 1, 2021. 

Win a free week of camp

  • Contest open to all girls who are currently a Girl Scout grade K-12 in western New York OR register for Girl Scouts for the first time after pre-registering for the campfire or after attending the Feb. 16 virtual campfire event. 
  • Girls who fit the above criteria will be entered in a random drawing for a week of 2021 summer camp. (Resident Camp valued at $380, Day Camp valued at $220.)
  • Week of camp prize may be applied to any 2021 day, resident, troop, or virtual/alternative camp program. Random drawing will take place in April 2021.
  • Winner will be notified by phone and/or email using the information provided on their GSWNY account.

All girls and families may choose to only attend the campfire and are not required to participate in the Bring A Friend patch or contest/givaways. 

GSWNY Alumni are invited, too!

Click to register for the event: Thu., April 15 (7-8pm)

Taste of Camp

Join us for our in-person camp events!

3 event options (all events take place between 12-3pm):

  • April 17: Camp Piperwood: 2222 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
  • April 24: Camp Timbercrest: 11169 Moore Rd., Randolph, NY 14772
  • May 1: Camp Seven Hills: 10150 Olean Road, Holland, NY 14080

COVID guidelines will be followed at the events:

  • To participate, families MUST pre-register for each event they plan to attend and follow the below guidelines. 
  • All participants must pass a health screening upon arrival.
  • All participants must be correctly masked at all times. 
  • Social distancing is required at all times between different households. 
  • Tours and other accommodations will be grouped by household.

FUN STUFF: (All girls and families may choose to only attend the events and are not required to participate in the contest/givaways.)

  • At the events, Prizes will be given away in random drawings at the events for girl participants across our WNY council! There will be camp swag, gift baskets, gift cards, and more!
  • At the Camp Piperwood event, thanks to a generous grant from the United Way of Rochester, girls in Monroe County will be entered in the drawings for our laptop giveaways! To be entered in the laptop giveaways, girls must be registered for and attend the April 17 Camp Piperwood event and be a resident of Monroe County. Drawings will take place at the event.
  • Win a free week of camp: Contest open to all girls who are currently a Girl Scout grade K-12 in western New York OR register for Girl Scouts for the first time after pre-registering for AND attending a Taste of Camp event. 
    • Girls who fit the above criteria will be entered in a random drawing for a week of 2021 summer camp. (Resident Camp valued at $380, Day Camp valued at $220.)
    • Week of camp prize may be applied to any 2021 day, resident, troop, or virtual/alternative camp program. Random drawing will take place in May 1, 2021.
    • Winner will be notified by phone and/or email using the information provided on their GSWNY account.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A TASTE OF CAMP EVENT!

Pajama Party

TWO UPCOMING PARTIES!

Friday, April 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. OR Friday, May 14 | 6:30-8 p.m.

Zoom Party for girls entering kindergarten through 6th grade

Join us for a virtual pajama party! Invite a friend, and make new ones, with Girl Scouts—it’s all FREE! 

This event is for girls living in Western New York who are not currently registered Girl Scouts.

Girls are invited to wear their pajamas and GSWNY staff will host games, sing songs, have dancing, an activity, scavenger hunt, etc. Girls who join Girl Scouts of WNY related to this event will receive free pajamas mailed to their house. Financial aid is available.

Register for ONE of the parties using the link below:

Questions? Call 1-888-837-6410 or email Join.Us@gswny.org

Butterflies, Bees, and Trees

Saturdays in May | May 1, 15, and 22 | 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Follow the life of real caterpillars and watch as they turn into butterflies, and learn about all things trees and bees. 

Open for girls in pre-k to 8th grade. You also have the option to purchase a Butterfly Kit if you want to follow along. 

New Member Deal

Thinking about joining Girl Scouts? For only $35, you can register with your girl now, and you’ll be set through September 2022. 

When registering, select ‘Extended Year’ as your Membership Year to unlock this deal.

Register: bit.ly/gswnybutterfliesmay

Questions? Call 1-888-837-6410 or email Join.Us@gswny.org

Springtime Mom's Club

WNY Moms! Join us for one or more!

Learn mom hacks & meet other moms virtually!

Open to moms in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, or Wyoming, NY counties. Girl Scout membership not required to participate. 

You’re welcome to attend whatever sessions fit your schedule! Zoom meeting information will be sent after registration.

To receive free supplies for each event, you will need to RSVP at least two week before each session. Supplies will be mailed or dropped off to your porch based on availability of staff. Didn’t register in time? You are still welcome to join us and can provide your own supplies for participation.

Tuesdays | 7:30-8:30pm

  • May 4: Gardening 101 (Registration deadline to receive free supplies: April 20)
  • May 11: Healthy Snacks (Registration deadline to receive free supplies: April 27)
  • May 18: DIY Mosquito Spray (Registration deadline to receive free supplies: May 4)
  • May 25: Money Saving Hacks (Registration deadline to receive free supplies: May 11)

Register: bit.ly/gswnyspringtimemomsclub

Spring Into Camp

Fridays in May | May 14, 21, and 28* | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The weather is getting warmer and Girl Scouts of Western New York is inviting you to our upcoming Spring Into Camp series! 

Camp is an important part of the Girl Scout tradition, and our three sessions are designed to go through fun that girls experience! The third session is a virtual campout.

Use the link below to register today. Anyone new who registers for Girl Scouts will receive a mini Girl Scout swag bag and a patch.

Note: This is an introductory event for non-member girls and their families. Girl Scout membership is $25 and troops are currently meeting virtually and in-person. Financial aid is available.

Register: bit.ly/springintocamp21

Questions? Call 1-888-837-6410 or email Join.Us@gswny.org

*May 28 is the Virtual Campout and the program is 6 to 8 p.m. 

Spring Into Art

Fridays in June | June 4, 11, an 18 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The weather is getting warmer and Girl Scouts of Western New York is inviting you to our upcoming Spring Into Wellness series! 

Each week will include a fun wellness-based art project! Girls will need: small tubes of paint, paper, cotton swabs, salt, liquid glue, dish with sides, squeeze bottle, and flour.

Use the link below to register today. Anyone new who registers for Girl Scouts will receive a mini Girl Scout swag bag and a patch.

Note: This is an introductory event for non-member girls and their families. Girl Scout membership is $25 and troops are currently meeting virtually and in-person. Financial aid is available.

Register: bit.ly/springintoart21

Questions? Call 1-888-837-6410 or email Join.Us@gswny.org

Cats & Dogs, Oh My!

Monthly series on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

  • March 25
  • April 22
  • May 20
  • June 17

How does a cat purr? What was the first dog breed? Is the dog or cat the most popular pet? Is all fur the same?

Register for GSWNY’s new, exclusive 4-month series for non-Girl Scouts to answer these questions and more about cats and dogs! Girls grades k-6th, in the GSWNY service area, who are interested in animals need to enroll and:

  • learn about many different breeds
  • basic biology
  • college majors and careers with animals
  • pet adoption and care
  • play games and make their own creations
  • show and tell our own cats and dogs...and so much more

Register ASAP as this event is sure to fill up quickly. Any girls who register as a new GSWNY Girl Scout will receive a Pet Pack mailed home.

Register: bit.ly/gswny-cats-dogs

Questions? Email join.us@gswny.org or call 1-888-837-6410  

 

Girl Scout Mystery Book Club

Grab your Girl Scout mystery book, your cozy blanket, your favorite beverage and snack, and let's solve mysteries! 

Read the month's mystery, then join club members for a story re-cap and activity as we indulge In these spooky mysteries with four Girl Scouts, as they find themselves in the middle of real mysteries that take all the G.I.R.L. Scouting skills they have to solve! These Girl Scouts put their skills into action to solve these mysteries filled with giggles, goosebumps and s'more! 

Girl Scout Mystery Book Club Schedule:

  • February 19, 2021: The Cookie Thief 
  • April 16, 2021: The Creepy Campout
  • July 16, 2021: The Puppy Rescue
  • October 15, 2021: The Giggling Ghost 

All meetings are 6:00PM-8:00PM on Zoom

Join now for $25! Fee includes:

  • Yearly Girl Scout membership
  • 4 book club meetings per year virtually
  • Access to Girl Scouts at Home
  • Virtual troop (or in-person options) if desired

*Financial Assistance Available

The first 5 girls to join will receive their first mystery book and box of cookies FREE!

Register: bit.ly/gswnyMysteryBookClub

15 girl maximum. This book club is for new girl members only. Books can be purchased new, used, or digitally. Once registered, you will receive a follow-up email about completing your Girl Scout membership. Contact Sheila Waker at sheila.waker@gswny.org or 1-888-837-6410 with questions.

 
You want a brighter, happier tomorrow for your girl.
That’s exactly what we want, too. Start your adventure today!
 
 

Looking for more events? Check out the calendar below for upcoming registration events.